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What causes an amoebic liver abscess?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Amoebiasis

Entamoeba histolytica creates disease in the colon and can disseminate from there via the blood stream or lymphatics to many areas of the body, the liver being one of the more common locations.
This bug is a protozoan which is generally transmitted by the fecal oral route, often through contaminated water.

In brief: Amoebiasis

Entamoeba histolytica creates disease in the colon and can disseminate from there via the blood stream or lymphatics to many areas of the body, the liver being one of the more common locations.
This bug is a protozoan which is generally transmitted by the fecal oral route, often through contaminated water.
Dr. Martin Raff
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